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BUSINESS BREAKFAST MEETINGS

  • 13 May 2015 - Sydney Business Breakfast 

    • ** NEW ** - Advanced Biofuels - Commercial Status and Prospects - Flyer and Registration Details

    • Read about our Speakers for this event

    • Who will be there? -  Bookings so far include - United States Studies Centre, Atlas Copco Compressors Australia, The University of Sydney, Trade & Investment NSW, Aurecon, MRA CONSULTING, Licella Pty Ltd, Ecotech Biodiesel, Renewed Carbon Pty Ltd, Microbiogen, Visy Industries .....

 

  •  June 2015 - Brisbane Business Breakfast

    • More details coming soon

 

2015 WEBINAR PROGRAM

  

 

[Are you interested in making a presentation? Contact us at comms@bioenergyaustralia.org]

 

SEEKING YOUR VIEWS

  • INTERNATIONAL BIOMASS TRADE

Request for your input - 'International biomass trade' - IEA BIOENERGY SURVEY

 

  • ENERGY FROM BIOGAS!

‘Have your say’ - The 2016-2018 work program for Task 37 will be finalised at the IEA Bioenergy Task 37 Energy from Biogas Business Meeting in Sweden (see Progress Meetings). This meeting represents the opportunity to propose topics that are relevant to Australia - see the Work Program for IEA Bioenergy Task 37 and contact comms@bioenergyaustralia.org if you have any contributions regarding topics by 25th March 2015.

PERIODIC MEETING

19th March 2015 - The meeting was held at the CSIRO Corporate Centre, Limestone Ave in Canberra. 

IEA BIOENERGY TASKS

Bioenergy Australia facilitates Australia's participation in the IEA's Bioenergy Research Tasks. Australia currently participates in five of these tasks - Task 37, 38, 39, 42 and 43.

For more details on the Tasks and current activities see the IEA Bioenergy pages on the Bioenergy Australia website.

Interested in engaging more in bioenergy discussions and meeting with your sector peers?  Yes?!   Join one of the IEA Bioenergy Task Participation Groups and keep up to date with developments home and abroad. Details on all participation Groups can be found on the individual Task pages IEA Bioenergy pages on the Bioenergy Australia website.

Contact comms@bioenergyaustralia.org for more details.

Presentations from the 18th Sept Bioenergy Australia quarterly meeting

The presentations from the 18th September 2014 Bioenergy Australia quarterly meeting are now available for viewing and downloading.

IEA BIOENERGY WEBINAR SERIES 2014

Find out more about our participation in IEA Bioenergy Tasks here.

Bioenergy in Australia - Status and Opportunties Report

Bioenergy in Australia  - Status and Opportunties Report

A major report, Bioenergy in Australia - status and opportunities is essential reading for those who want to come to grips with this subject

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Stephen Rogers from Licella talks about the production of biofuels in Australia

This video speaks to a presentation by Stephen Rogers at the Bioenergy Australia 2012 national conference attended by 264 delegates from Australia and the region, where Stephen was one of 100 speakers on a wide range of topics.
Stephen Rogers from Licella talks about the production of biofuels in Australia.

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Latest News

Towards a cleaner, greener energy future for Qld

Queensland Premier's Anastasia Palaszczuk Government plans to unlock the untapped potential of Queensland’s biofuels and bio-manufacturing industries to help power the state towards a cleaner, greener energy future and create more job opportunities.

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Employment in Renewable Energy Activities, Australia, 2013-14

The Australian Bureau of Statistics recently published a highly informative report on Jobs in Renewable Energy. The Report presents details on annual direct full time equivalent (FTE) employment in renewable energy activities in Australia for the years 2009-10 to 2013-14.

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Biofuels need public support to compete: European Biodiesel Board

Geneva, 15Apr2015 - European Biodiesel Board Secretary General Raffaello Garofalo said Wednesday that the renewable fuels industry needs public support to compete properly in the road fuel sector.

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ARENA to offer $20m in business R&D grants

ARENA announced up to $20 million for a new research and development (R&D) round dedicated to industry-partnered projects that seek to develop and commercialise renewable energy technologies.

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Millenium Science and Technology Awared 2016 - now open!

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Australian Tartaric Products Case Study now available

The case study on Australian Tartaric Products is now live.

The Case Study is featured on the Home page of the Biomass Producer website. It can also be accessed via the page direct: Powering a distillery on grape waste, via the case study map or on the following pages:

• Grape waste
• Crop residue
• Power and heat.

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NSW announces community renewable grants

The NSW government has announced the recipients of community sustainable energy project grants. The government announced $846,000 for 19 projects, with support for a 1MW community solar farm at Goulburn, a bioenergy precinct at Cowra and community-council solar partnership in Lismore and a renewables-powered microgrid for Narara Eco-village on the Central Coast.

Read more about the COWRA Bioenery Project here - http://renew.org.au/renewable-energy/biomass-potential-in-rural-communities/

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Washington Post Editorial Board Slams Biomass Energy, Ignores Forestry Research & Economics

The Washington Post recently published an editorial entitled ‘the EPA’s not so-green emissions plan,’ in which the editorial board claim that the agencies’ plans to regulate biomass wastes as renewable power sources under the Clean Power Plan (CPP) will “sharply increase forest clearing.” The Post goes on to state that “giving biomass too much credit would encourage a lot of wood burning,” claiming that the CPP could result in 70 percent of the current US timber harvest being used for bioenergy, resulting in increased worldwide timber demand. The Post’s claims are not backed up by forestry economics and science. Additionally, providing an economic incentive to maintain forested lands, as bioenergy and long-lived timber products do, can also help to preserve forests and farms in the face of rampant exurban development.

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Outlook for Bioenergy 2015: What’s in Store for This Versatile Renewable Energy Feedstock?

Bioenergy is the only renewable energy feedstock that cuts across the thermal, electrical and transportation sectors. However most experts agree that its vast potential has only just begun to be tapped.

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World Bioenergy Association launches the advanced biofuels factsheet

The drastic changes in the global oil prices call for a renewed focus on biofuels development for the sake of economic stability and environmental protection. The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to announce the release of the factsheet ‘Advanced Biofuels’ – the seventh in the series of publications. This succeeds the release of the summary of oil price drop survey conducted by WBA to understand the effects of oil price drop on bioenergy industry.


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Eastern Creek GRL facility hits the ‘million tonnes of diversion’ milestone and $5 million announced for waste recovery in NSW

Late in 2014 Channel 7 news ran this news story - NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes announced details of the $5m WLRM (Waste Less Recycle More)grant in the same month as the Eastern Creek GRL facility hit the ‘million tonnes of diversion’ (of household waste from landfill) milestone.

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